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Ex-Leeds and Sunderland boss lands a job with League One club

Former Leeds United and Sunderland manager Simon Grayson has been announced as the new boss of League One club Bradford City.

Grayson started off the season as manager of Sunderland but was sacked after the club were left in the Championship relegation zone and subsequently replaced by Chris Coleman.

The 48-year-old replaces Stuart McCall as manager of the Bantams who played out to a 2-2 draw against Bury this weekend.

Acquiring the services of Grayson as manager is a coup for Bradford considering that he has four promotions from League One on his CV.

Among his successes include leading Leeds United to the runners-up position in 2010 and taking Huddersfield Town up via the play-offs two years later.

In a statement, the club said: “Grayson has been our No 1 target to take over first-team affairs since the search began earlier this week.

“He will meet the players tomorrow and will be in charge for the Bantams trip to Charlton Athletic on Tuesday. The club will make no further comment at this time.”